Patrick W. Kenny, a partner in our New York City office, obtained summary judgment in favor of the firm’s clients in a labor law case. The plaintiff was injured on a construction site where he traversed horizontal scaffolding crossbars to move from one area of the jobsite to another. Our firm represented the owner and general contractor. The issue of what safety measures were in effect on the job site was hotly contested throughout discovery. Plaintiff’s counsel vigorously pursued claims under New York’s Labor Law, including Sections 200, 240, and 241(6). The court dismissed the plaintiff’s claims against the owner entities, who were awarded full contractual indemnification while the general contractor was awarded conditional contractual indemnification pending a jury’s finding as to the liability of the employer and the sub-contractor who installed the scaffold. Given the difficultly often encountered in defending labor law claims, Patrick achieved an excellent result for our clients.